Florida Keys Report 1 New COVID Dying | Native information

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County received confirmation Thursday regarding another COVID-19 death in Monroe County.

The person was a 68-year-old male who resided in Monroe County who had health problems according to the state health department.

To date, there have been 49 deaths related to COVID residents in the Florida Keys.

Also on Thursday, the local health department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County, bringing the total number of cases in the Florida Keys to 6,450.

Of these new cases, nine were in Key West, four in Key Largo and Marathon, three were classified as non-resident, and one new case was reported in Summerland and Big Pine Keys.

As of Wednesday, 3,042 cases were reported in Key West, 981 in Key Largo, 724 in Marathon, 473 in Tavernier and 222 in Islamorada.

Nationwide, 2,064,525 cases were reported in Florida, resulting in 33,494 deaths.

Three people are currently hospitalized in Monroe County with the coronavirus.

The Florida Key’s positivity rate remains below the state; The state rate was 6.41% while Monroe County is 5.65%.

From Monday April 5th, anyone over the age of 18 can receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

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